Coronavirus Canada updates: Two new cases in Nova Scotia

Coronavirus: Quebec reports 1,537 new positive COVID-19 cases
Coronavirus: Quebec reports 1,537 new positive COVID-19 cases The restrictions were first put in place for Toronto, Peel and Ottawa on Friday, but have now been extended after the province recorded 407 new cases on Saturday — the most in a 24-hour stretch since June 2. It also comes a day after Ontario recorded 402 cases. Previously, gathering limits were set at 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors. “Folks, the alarm bells are ringing,” said Ford on Saturday. “Too much of it is being tied to people who aren’t following the rules, people who think it's OK to hold parties, carrying on as if things are back to normal. They aren't. ... We can't have these wild parties right now. It's just way, way too risky.” For those who organize a gathering that exceeds the new limit, they can face a minimum fine of $10,000 under the current emergency orders. If you're caught going to one of these parties, “you can get slapped with a $750 fine,” said Ford. These new restrictions do not apply to events held in facilities such as movie theatres, restaurants, banquet halls, places of worship, gyms, or convention centers.

Two more people in Nova Scotia have been diagnosed with COVID-19, increasing the total case count to 1,055.

Among the diagnoses are 977 patients who have recovered from the respiratory virus, up by two since Wednesday’s update. Of the active cases, there are eight in hospital (up by one), which includes three in intensive care.

There is currently one licensed long-term care home, Northwood in Halifax, that has an active outbreak; 12 residents and four staff members are currently infected. The facility has recorded 52 of Nova Scotia’s 59 total deaths.

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